PDF files on my computer won't open in Edge


  1. Posts : 349
    Windows 10
       #1

    PDF files on my computer won't open in Edge


    Since this morning, PDF files on my computer won't open in Edge.

    Double clicking on a PDF file will cause Edge to load, but then it will immediately close. The same PDF files will open in Firefox and Chrome.

    The strange thing is that Edge will open PDF files on the Internet; it just won't open PDF files that I've downloaded to my computer.

    Clearing the cache in Edge didn't fix the issue.

    I know Microsoft is switching to the Adobe Acrobat PDF renderer for Edge's PDF viewer. Did Microsoft screw up something in preparation for the switch?
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  2. Posts : 42,890
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    Hi, please give your Edge version... obviously potentially relevant given your comment.

    I confirm pdfs open in
    PDF files on my computer won't open in Edge-1.jpg

    The forum prompted you thus:
    PDF files on my computer won't open in Edge-win-10-version.png
    - so we don't have to keep asking.

    Also potentially relevant here.

    Since this morning, PDF files on my computer won't open in Edge.
    - have you considered using a System Restore point?
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  3. Posts : 349
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I'm using Edge Stable.

    The problem has seemingly resolved itself. The only other thing I did was change the default PDF viewer to Chrome.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 42,890
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    And thank you for your reply.
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  5. Posts : 18,044
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #5

    Hello @Ground Sloth,

    Ground Sloth said:
    The problem has seemingly resolved itself. The only other thing I did was change the default PDF viewer to Chrome.
    Does this help ? > How to Enable and Disable the Chrome PDF Viewer
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